Sunday, December 12, 2010

On trend: Hot pink lips.

For one hot minute last year super pink lips were really in.  You saw tons of celebs sporting them and you saw them a lot in print adds and fashion spreads.  I have to say that this is one of my favorite looks on any girl.  Pink is a universally flattering color if you take the time to find the right shade for you!  Some pinks are red based, some are orange based, some are blue - you just need to search our your options.  You don't want to spend a lot of money to do this so you could go to any drug store like CVS or Walgreens are check out brands like Wet and Wild or NYC.  All brands are insanely cheap and you will be able to explore your options without breaking the bank.  Plus, you might find a lipstick or lip gloss you really love within those brands and then you're set!

My favorite way to achieve this look is with Lime Crime's Centrifuchsia opaque lipstick.  It is a super duper hot pink that will bring your mouth tons of attention.  I ADORE Lime Crime and it's one of my favorite brands of makeup.  There lipsticks are super creamy, they don't dry your lips and they LAST with very little to no fading or flaking.  The pigment is amazing and very saturated and in this case, I would highly recommend a lip liner.  Now, I've found using lip liner is kind of a touchy subject.  I've seen a lot of makeup artists say that you don't need to use one, I personally think it gives your mouth a lot of definition and keeps your lipsticks and lip glosses from traveling.  A great thing to have in your makeup bag is a clear lip liner like Maybelline's Color Sensational lip liner which runs about five to eight dollars at drug stores.  You can use it with any color of lipstick or lip gloss and you obviously get a product with a lot of use for what you pay for.

If you don't want to use a lip liner, another great way to keep your bright pink lips in check is by applying your lipstick with a lipstick brush.  If you want to go to Sephora or Macy's and splurge on one by a top brand like ULTA or M.A.C. then knock yourself out.  But if you're tight on cash you can head into any drug store and find one for under ten bucks then will do the trick just fine.  The main advantage of using a lip brush to put on your lipstick the the control you have.  You can make the color as dark as you want, you paint the outline of your lips, things like that.  Overall it's a great tool to have in your bag of tricks!

Of course, if you want to do this trend but don't quite want the attention do yourself a huge favor and try Cover Girl's Outlast Lipstain in a shade like Everbloom Kiss or Scarlet Pucker.  These stains are amazing and give your lips a wonderful flush of bright color.  However I've found that they can be a bit drying on your lips so you can layer a clear lip gloss over it or even another shade of pink!  Experiment and see what works best for you!  Overall this is a terrific, fun look that will wow them at all your holiday parties this season!

1 comment:

  1. i have lady gaga's pink lipstick from mac and i love it!!